For those who do not own a vehicle, there are shuttle buses that travel all over the city (both public and private buses in addition to the university shuttle services). Apart from buses, there are several ways you can get around in North Cyprus such as car rental, taxi and minibuses.
Driving in Northern Cyprus is the most advisable form of transport as there are infrequent bus services to many of the more remote areas of the country; and bus services cease to operate after 5:00 p.m. Driving is on the left in North Cyprus similar to most other former British colonies. Traffic and road signs follow the international guidelines. Maximum speed is 100 km/hr on motorways and 30-75 km/hr elsewhere.
Vehicles entering North Cyprus must be insured upon arrival. Road surfaces between major towns and villages are reasonably good, but some mountain and village roads are still unsurfaced, so care should be taken especially in wet weather. Visitors wishing to bring their own car from abroad may do so for a period of up to 3 months provided the vehicle has a valid registration license from its country of origin.
Visitors in Cyprus can drive using a valid international driving license or a valid driving license from their country of origin. Visitors bringing their own cars from abroad will need to purchase insurance upon entry to Northern Cyprus. Most petrol stations are open from 7:00 a.m. and close around 8:00 p.m. Some however, stay open later and there is an increasing number of stations which operate 24 hours a day. Free municipal parking is available in all major towns.